I got a some comments to my Its Alive post about how Microsoft keeps pushing new software onto developers. I can understand that perspective. I have been at Microsoft a relatively short amount of time and still remember how disruptive new platform releases can be to products and plans. I also remember some disruptions to my plans that were not even instigated by Microsoft.
True, not everything that is done is done just because someone needs it. Some things are done just because they need to be tried. I don't think we have begun to even comprehend all the ways technology can be used to improve our lives. I, for one, don't want people to stop trying new things. I'm not talking about just Microsoft here, but human endeavor in general.